Computational Anthropology and Exploring Identity through Artificial Synthesis

A series of personal reflections while using A.I. image generation

Grid of predominately Black women, artificially rendered from the foundation of my own face/identity to explore our new identities.
Grid of predominately Black women, all except for me having been artificially synthesized.

About a month ago, I was purely terrified in learning about this relatively recent wave of hyper/photorealistic AI generated imagery through text prompts. And especially so when I learned of frameworks that could allow anyone to use anyone’s personal identity and



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Ari Melenciano

Artist | Designer | Creative Technologist | Researcher | Founder of Afrotectopia | Technologist at Google's Creative Lab